Kerry Tribe: Sky (2021) at Pavement Gallery in Manchester, Manchester, 8 May–18 June 2021, free entry - Visit now
Kerry Tribe brings Sky (2021), a new iteration of an existing work, to Pavement Gallery in an exhibition opening in March 2021. Viewed from outside through the gallery windows, the expansive photographic work depicts a churning mass of dark clouds rolling across the gallery walls. These cumulonimbi hang over the empty gallery space, filling it with a sense of brooding anticipation. Sky (2021) conjures vague impressions of universal experiences of power, fear and tense expectation. By using simple but evocative imagery, the work encourages a reaction akin to recalling a memory that you can’t quite grasp, or that doesn’t feel quite like your own. Much of Tribe’s work refers to memory. However, instead of dealing in specific autobiographical recollections; collective experiences of nostalgia, contemplation and loss are explored. As a result, Tribe questions the fallibility of recalling past events and the ways in which memories are passed from person to person, evolving over time.
Kerry Tribe: Sky (2021) at Pavement Gallery in Manchester, Manchester